Pelosi Defends Rep. Wilson: ‘She is a Wonderful Kind Person Dealing with the White House’s Petty Stuff’

Friday on ABC’s “The View,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to the back and forth between White House chief of staff John Kelly and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) over the politicization of President Donald Trump’s phone call to the widow of a slain soldier.

Pelosi said Wilson was “a wonderful kind person dealing with the White House’s petty stuff.”

Partial transcript as follows:

PELOSI:  The fact they would put a president’s call on a speaker phone is not unusual. I’m sure there were other people listening at the White House as well. I just hope we could do as Meghan suggested—let’s just take down the heat on this. Bring it to a place where there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we respect our men and women in uniform and what they do, and if we lose their lives we respect the Gold Medal families.

BEHAR: What do you think that she called herself a rock star? When we showed that clip the audience laughed. Is that appropriate? She goes from a serious mood to another state. It didn’t play that well I don’t think.

PELOSI: Any time the current occupant—the president of the United States—attacks you, you get such a positive reaction. That’s probably what she was reacting to. Any time — especially the current occupant of the White House. He’s making an attack on her, and people know her service and her leadership. She’s a wonderful kind person. Dealing with the White House’s petty stuff is a big deal. You can just imagine if the president calls you a name.

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